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Resources by Topic: Economics and the economy

Economic Impact of a Smoke-Free Ordinance on Bars and Restaurants in a Small, Rural, Missouri Community
Examines the economic impact of a city-wide smoke free ordinance in rural Kirksville, Missouri on bar and restaurant taxable sales revenues.
Author(s): Carolyn C. Cox, Noaman Kayani, Stanley R. Cowan, Leslie A. Moss
Citation: Missouri Medicine, 109(1), 75-78
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Quality of Life on the Agricultural Treadmill: Individual and Community Determinants of Farm Family Well-Being
Discusses agricultural sector changes and their effects on farm households and farming communities. Uses data from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, a longitudinal survey of Iowa farmers.
Author(s): J. Gordon Arbuckle, Jr., Chris Kast
Citation: Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 27(1), 84-113
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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The Economic Impact of Rural Telecommunications: The Greater Gains
Discusses the economic effects of the rural telecommunications industry. Includes data by state for the direct and indirect economic impact of rural telecommunications, as well as rural/urban comparisons.
Author(s): Hanns Kuttner
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Foundation for Rural Service
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Estimating the Economic Impact of Telemedicine in a Rural Community
Reports on site visits to 24 rural hospitals in the Midwest to develop a methodology for estimating the economic impact of telemedicine on a rural community.
Author(s): Brian E. Whitacre
Citation: Agricultural and Resource Economics, 40(2), 172-183
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
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Another Farm Crisis?
Suggests another farm crisis, as big as the one in the 1980s, could be coming.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Recent Changes in Health Insurance Coverage in Rural and Urban Areas
Compares changes in health insurance coverage for non-elderly Americans in rural areas to changes in urban areas during the recent economic recession.
Author(s): Jennifer King, George M. Holmes
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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The Toughest Time in a Long Time
Explains that rural hospitals face a rough year ahead because of Medicaid cutbacks, continued economic hardships and decreasing federal aid.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Unemployment in the Great Recession: Single Parents and Men Hit Hard
Examines changes in unemployment patterns by sex, age, education, race and ethnicity, marital status, and parental status, paying particular attention to differences by place of residence.
Author(s): Marybeth J. Mattingly, Kristin E. Smith, Jessica A. Bean
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Southeastern Kentuckians Remain Optimistic Through Great Recession: Growing Concerns about Sprawl, Housing, and Recreational Opportunities
Investigates how perceptions of socioeconomic and environmental issues in the economically vulnerable rural region of Southeastern Kentucky have changed during the recession from 2007-2009. Identifies drugs as a community issue.
Author(s): Jessica D. Ulrich
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Too Much in Common With China
Describes the Gini index, which reveals economic disparities, and shows that the United States is now on par with Mexico and China.
Author(s): Wayne Myers
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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